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14th Aug '16 10:37:37 AM Jake
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** Prior to that, in ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'', there's huge rec room, with a ceiling at least two stories higher. There are catwalks running around the sides on what would be the second level. It also doubles as meeting/conference room, where the bulk of the crew meets for [[TheCaptain The Captain's]] mission briefing. Most other incarnations simply have mission announcements done from the bridge via the P.A. system.

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** Prior to that, in ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'', there's huge rec room, with a ceiling at least two stories higher. There are catwalks running around the sides on what would be the second level. It also doubles as meeting/conference room, where the bulk of the crew meets for [[TheCaptain The Captain's]] mission briefing. Most other incarnations simply have mission announcements done from the bridge via the P.A. system. This room might actually serve a psychological purpose rather than a strictly practical one, by giving the crew somewhere to spend their downtime that's open enough to alleviate any feelings of claustrophobia, as well as look impressive when hosting foreign dignitaries for diplomatic functions.
17th Jul '16 10:37:05 AM JayEsJay
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* [[{{UsefulNotes/Airships}} Rigid airships]] are mostly made up from voids -- either hydrogen/helium filled for buoyancy, or just hangar-like space among hull trusses.
29th Mar '16 6:45:26 AM cdrood
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** Prior to that, in ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'', there's huge rec room, with a ceiling at least two stories higher. There are catwalks running around the sides on what would be the second level. It also doubles as meeting/conference room, where the bulk of the crew meets for [[TheCaptain The Captain's]] mission briefing. Most other incarnations simply have mission announcements done from the bridge via the P.A. system.
2nd Feb '16 3:25:33 AM Adept
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* ''{{Blame}}'' is a manga ''set'' in a never-ending series of ridiculously large superstructures. This is more-or-less {{justified|Trope}} in-universe, as the machines responsible for constructing TheCity have been doing so unguided for countless millennia. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/whoa.png This]] conversation is held in a "room" that encompasses roughly the ''entire diameter of Jupiter''. [[spoiler:Because that's where Jupiter used to be before it was ''swallowed up'' by TheCity, only to be consumed for building material.]]

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* ''{{Blame}}'' ''Manga/{{Blame}}'' is a manga ''set'' in a never-ending series of ridiculously large superstructures. This is more-or-less {{justified|Trope}} in-universe, as the machines responsible for constructing TheCity have been doing so unguided for countless millennia. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/whoa.png This]] conversation is held in a "room" that encompasses roughly the ''entire diameter of Jupiter''. [[spoiler:Because that's where Jupiter used to be before it was ''swallowed up'' by TheCity, only to be consumed for building material.]]
11th Jan '16 6:18:48 AM DaibhidC
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* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Interesting Times]]'', the throne room of the Agatean emperor is described as indicating to all viewers "look at me, I can afford to waste all this space". This is {{lampshaded}} in descriptions of Death's residence, which the AnthropomorphicPersonification forgot to make the same size on the inside and the outside. Death made the rooms in his house into mile-long cubes (from the outside it's quite a normal size for a house), but because this is such a mind-boggling size for a room, humans like Albert (Death's housekeeper) mentally blot out the excess space, arranging the necessary furnishings on little patches of floor the size of normal rooms. As Death's residence isn't a part of the real world, this mental block works so well that Albert can step through the door of Death's office and ''instantly'' appear on the patch of carpet in the vast chamber's center, never actually setting foot on the intervening half-mile of floor.

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* ''Literature/Discworld'':
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In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Interesting Times]]'', ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'', the throne room of the Agatean emperor is described as indicating to all viewers "look at me, I can afford to waste all this space". space".
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This is {{lampshaded}} in descriptions of Death's residence, which the AnthropomorphicPersonification forgot to make the same size on the inside and the outside. Death made the rooms in his house into mile-long cubes (from the outside it's quite a normal size for a house), but because this is such a mind-boggling size for a room, humans like Albert (Death's housekeeper) mentally blot out the excess space, arranging the necessary furnishings on little patches of floor the size of normal rooms. As Death's residence isn't a part of the real world, this mental block works so well that Albert can step through the door of Death's office and ''instantly'' appear on the patch of carpet in the vast chamber's center, never actually setting foot on the intervening half-mile of floor.floor.
** In ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'', it is noted that Lancre Castle, home to a small royal family and handful of servants, is about the same size as Lancre Town, which contains a hundred cottages, and no-one really knows why.
22nd Sep '15 8:10:10 AM ChronoLegion
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** Note that this mainly applies to larger ships (superdreadnoughts, dreadnoughts, maybe battlecruisers), since the Battle Fleet has a more ceremonial/intimidation role. The Frontier Fleet ''has'' engaged in numerous localized conflicts, which is why its (smaller) ships are actually more cutting edge. Still no comparison to Manticore, though.
18th Sep '15 5:13:19 AM jormis29
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* In GRR Martin's ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', the Alchemists' Guild has a grand hall filled with green wildfire torches. Tyrion notes that the hall is only used to impress visitors and all the torches will be extinguished as soon as he leaves.

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* In GRR Martin's ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the Alchemists' Guild has a grand hall filled with green wildfire [[GreekFire wildfire]] torches. Tyrion notes that the hall is only used to impress visitors and all the torches will be extinguished as soon as he leaves.
7th Sep '15 9:55:12 AM Saber15
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* In ''Videogame/{{Warframe}}'', both Corpus and Grinner starships have absurdly large interior passageways, though part of that comes from them being at [[MileLongShip least a kilometer long]]. Even the smallest corridor in a Corpus vessel is large enough to drive a small truck through, and seemingly BottomlessPits are common. Gameplay wise, the hugeness is justified to prevent the third person camera from freaking out and to allow LeParkour.
24th Aug '15 12:04:49 PM Willbyr
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* ''{{Blame}}'' is a manga ''set'' in a never-ending series of ridiculously large superstructures. This is more-or-less [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in-universe, as the machines responsible for constructing TheCity have been doing so unguided for countless millennia. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/whoa.png This]] conversation is held in a "room" that encompasses roughly the ''entire diameter of Jupiter''. [[spoiler:Because that's where Jupiter used to be before it was ''swallowed up'' by TheCity, only to be consumed for building material.]]

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* ''{{Blame}}'' is a manga ''set'' in a never-ending series of ridiculously large superstructures. This is more-or-less [[JustifiedTrope justified]] {{justified|Trope}} in-universe, as the machines responsible for constructing TheCity have been doing so unguided for countless millennia. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/whoa.png This]] conversation is held in a "room" that encompasses roughly the ''entire diameter of Jupiter''. [[spoiler:Because that's where Jupiter used to be before it was ''swallowed up'' by TheCity, only to be consumed for building material.]]



* Kim's house in the the second ''GhostInTheShell'' movie includes several large rooms including an enormous Music box style room and a great hall that appears to be outdoors. It's left deliberately ambiguous whether it's a real place or completely in virtual world.

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* Kim's house in the the second ''GhostInTheShell'' movie ''Anime/GhostInTheShell Innocence'' includes several large rooms including an enormous Music box style room and a great hall that appears to be outdoors. It's left deliberately ambiguous whether it's a real place or completely in virtual world.
22nd Aug '15 11:20:08 AM DragonQuestZ
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Note that "Unnecessarily" is in the title for a reason. If there is an actual practical need for it to be that large, it doesn't count. The Galactic Senate building, in ''Franchise/StarWars'', is not an example, because it's obviously to hold all of the senators from the many sectors of the Republic, sort of like a sports stadium. Neither is the Vehicle Assembly Building in Florida. It's large enough to have clouds form inside it on humid days, but it does have the purpose of building rockets, which need that much space.

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Note that "Unnecessarily" is in the title for a reason. If there is an actual practical need for it to be that large, it doesn't count. The Galactic Senate building, in ''Franchise/StarWars'', is not an example, because it's obviously to hold all of the senators from the many sectors of the Republic, sort of like a sports stadium. Neither is the RealLife Vehicle Assembly Building in Florida. It's large enough to have clouds form inside it on humid days, but it does have the purpose of building rockets, which need that much space.
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